The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is hauling out the holly this holiday season with its mainstage kick-off performance of The Holiday Show. This annual extravaganza returns with an all-new show featuring tap dancers, silver bears, holiday drag, falling snowflakes, soaring vocals, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Come see what the Chorus has in store this year as they ring in the season.
The Holiday Show is the second concert of GMCW’s 2018-2019 Season, Let Freedom Sing.
Songs include “Jingle Bells,” “Puttin’ On the Holiday Drag,” “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
The concert will be directed by GMCW Artistic Director Thea Kano.
About the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is in its 38th season. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC sings to inspire equality and inclusion with musical performances and education promoting justice and dignity for all. GMCW has 250 singing members, four select ensembles, 50 support volunteers, more than 300 subscribers, 500 donors, and an annual audience of more than 10,000 people.
GMCW is honored to include in its history iconic venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the White House, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Lincoln Memorial, presidential inauguration celebrations, and more. GMCW features four select adult outreach ensembles: Potomac Fever, a 15-voice close harmony group; Rock Creek Singers, a 35-voice chamber ensemble; Seasons of Love, an inspirational and gospel group; and 17th Street Dance, a dance ensemble.
Since 2001, GMCW has maintained a robust youth outreach program, GenOUT, that offers free tickets to high school students, parents and teachers, in addition to offering in-school outreach and empowerment programs. In 2015, the Chorus launched the GenOUT Chorus, the first LGBTQ youth chorus in the area. The GenOUT Chorus has grown to include students from 20 area schools.
The Chorus demonstrates its commitment to community outreach projects by participating in the Whitman-Walker AIDS Walk, an annual toy drive to benefit Community Family Life Services, Christmas Eve caroling at the National Institutes of Health and volunteering at Food & Friends. GMCW is a proud member of Chorus America, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses), and the Cultural Alliance of Washington.
The Holiday Show will be presented on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00pm, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 3:00pm (ASL) and 8:00pm , and Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm (ASL) at the Lincoln Theatre, located at 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and can be purchased by calling 877-435-9849 or online at gmcw.org.